Recommended Business Intelligence sites

Recommended sites

I have had a short list of recommended Business Intelligence sites on my sidebar for a while. I have just added a page where you can provide me with details of a site that you would like me to add. I’ll review any submissions and decide whether or not to post a link, so please don’t expect an automated service. Also, I’m just as interested in small sites that are just starting out as in established ones with a large subscriber base; what counts is whether your ideas are interesting.


Sample bookmarks

The more observant of readers may have noticed that new bookmarking buttons now appear both on the right-hand sidebar and at the foot of all articles. These allow you to file the contents of this blog on your favourite site (at present, Technorati,, digg, Reddit and NewsVine are supported). See also Wikipedia’s article on the subject.

The buttons to the right will create a bookmark for the entire site. Those appearing at the end of an article will bookmark just that article. As ever if you experience any problems with these links, please tell me about them on the Report Problems page.

Hopefully this minor tweak will make the site more convenient for visitors.


Since reading Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter as a child, I have been interested in self-reference and feedback loops. Here I am generating my own example.

Closing the loop with twitter

I have had a twitter account for a while now and sometimes link back to here from there. I thought maybe it was time to make the flow two-way and so a little twitter button has now joined my sidebar family.

Season’s Greetings…

holly-berry-small … and wishing you a happy and peaceful holiday period.




Making it a little easier to find your way around here

On top of the growing number of blog posts on this site, there are now quite a few background pages as well and I thought that it would make sense to try to organise these a little better.

Accordingly I have introduced some more functional navigation menus to the Career Information and Public Presence sections. An example from Public Presence is shown below: –

An example of the new section menu
An example of the new section menu

Each of these menus will have the name of the current main and sub-section highlighted in blue/grey, with the other sub-sections of the current main menu shown alongside in light grey. The more granular page links that were already present appear below this section where applicable. Naviagtion between main sections is still by the tabs at the top of the page.

I hope that these changes make it easier to explore the site and would be happy to receive any feedback about them.